Democracy Now!

Son-In-Solitary-ConfinementAmy Goodman interviews Jules Lobel, the president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, the lead attorney representing prisoners at Pelican Bay in the lawsuit challenging long-term solitary confinement in California prisons, and Dolores Canales, the co-founder of California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement and Family Unity Network. Her son, John Martinez, has been held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay for more than 14 years. Dolores herself spent nine months in segregation at the California Institute for Women in 1999.